Education governance – next steps: executive summary

Summary of the Government's vision of an education system which is led by schools and teachers.


1. Scottish Government (2016a) Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Level.

2. SQA (2016) Attainment Statistics (August).

3. Scottish Government (2016b) Summary statistics for attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living, No.6: 2016 Edition.

4. Scottish Government (2017a) Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers.

5. Eurostat Data, Population by Educational Attainment Level (2016)

6. Scottish Government (2015) Programme for International Student Assessment ( PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland's Results

7. Ruddick, J and Flutter, J (2004) How to Improve your School: Giving Pupils a Voice, Journal of In-service Education, Continuum Press

8. OECD (2012) Parental Involvement in Selected PISA Countries and Economies, OECD Publishing Paris

9. OECD (2017a) PISA 2015 Results (Volume III) Students' Well-being, PISA, OECD Publishing Paris

10. Bradshaw, P, Hall, J, Hill, T, Mabelis, J, and Philo, D (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Early experiences of primary school, Scottish Government, Edinburgh

11. National Parent Forum of Scotland (2017) Review of the Scottish Schools Parental Involvement Act 2006

12. Harris and Goodall (2007) Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement Do Parents Know They Matter? Educational Research

13. Sosu, Edward and Ellis, Sue (2014) Closing the attainment gap in Scottish Education, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York

14. OECD (2011) PISA in Focus (2011/9) School autonomy and accountability: Are they related to student performance?

15. Sammons, P (2007) School Effectiveness and Equity: Making Connections, CfBT Education Trust, Reading

16. Donaldson, G (2011) Teaching Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, Edinburgh

17. Day et al (2011) Successful school leadership: linking with learning and achievement: Linking with Learning ( UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP).

18. OECD (2008) Improving School Leadership, OECD Publishing, Paris

19. Scottish Government (2017b) Education Governance. Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education. An analysis of consultation responses, Scottish Government, Edinburgh

20. Mourshed, M, Chijioke, C and Barber, M (2010) How the world's most improved school systems keep getting better, McKinsey & Company, London


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